The Nature and Origin of Language Book PDF

The Nature and Origin of Language

  • Author : Denis Bouchard
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780199681624

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The Nature and Origin of Language Book Description :

This book looks at how the human brain got the capacity for language and how language then evolved. The author argues that language is a system of signs, considers how these elements first came together in the brain, and examines the brain mechanisms that allowed their formation. He shows that his explanation of language origins and evolution is consistent with the complex properties of languages and that it offers insights to both language learnability andconstructions that have defied decades of linguistic analysis. This outstandingly original account will interest linguists, cognitive scientists, and others interested in the evolution of language.

Gesture and the Nature of Language Book PDF

Gesture and the Nature of Language

  • Author : David F. Armstrong
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-03-16
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0521467721

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Gesture and the Nature of Language Book Description :

This book proposes a radical alternative to dominant views of the evolution of language, in particular the origins of syntax. The authors draw on evidence from areas such as primatology, anthropology, and linguistics to present a groundbreaking account of the notion that language emerged through visible bodily action. Written in a clear and accessible style, Gesture and the Nature of Language will be indispensable reading for all those interested in the origins of language.

The Origin of Language Book PDF

The Origin of Language

  • Author : Eric Lawrence Gans
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1981-01-01
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 0520042026

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Language Book PDF

Language

  • Author : Otto Jespersen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1922
  • Genre : Language and languages
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : UOM:39015066579114

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Knowledge of Language Book PDF

Knowledge of Language

  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : 0275900258

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Knowledge of Language Book Description :

In this study, the author addresses the questions of what constitutes the knowledge of language, and how this knowledge is acquired and used.

Inquiries Into the Origin of Language Book PDF

Inquiries Into the Origin of Language

  • Author : James H. Stam
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre : Language and languages
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : UOM:39015010476177

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On the Origin of Language Book PDF

On the Origin of Language

  • Author : Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1869
  • Genre : Language and languages
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN : UOM:39015031217097

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The Gestural Origin of Language Book PDF

The Gestural Origin of Language

  • Author : David F. Armstrong
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780195163483

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The Gestural Origin of Language Book Description :

This is a unique view of the origins of language, describing what linguistic science would look like if sign language rather than speech was used as the basis for the study of language systems.

On the Origin of Language Book PDF

On the Origin of Language

  • Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-26
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780226923284

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On the Origin of Language Book Description :

This volume combines Rousseau's essay on the origin of diverse languages with Herder's essay on the genesis of the faculty of speech. Rousseau's essay is important to semiotics and critical theory, as it plays a central role in Jacques Derrida's book Of Grammatology, and both essays are valuable historical and philosophical documents.

Signs  Science  and Politics Book PDF

Signs Science and Politics

  • Author : Lia Formigari
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9789027245571

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Signs Science and Politics Book Description :

This book tells the story of how 18th-century European philosophy used Locke's theory of signs to build a natural history of speech and to investigate the semiotic tools with which nature and civil society can be controlled. The story ends at the point where this approach to language sciences was called into question. Its epilogue is the description of the birth of an alternative between empiricism and idealism in late 18th- and early 19th-century theories of language. This alternative has given rise to such irreducible dichotomies as empirical linguistics vs. speculative linguistics, philosophies of linguistics vs. philosophy of language. Since then philosophers have largely given up reflecting on linguistic practice and have left the burden of unifying and interpreting empirical research data to professional linguists, limiting themselves to the study of foundations and to purely self-contemplative undertakings. The theoretical and institutional relevance to the present of the problems arising from this situation is in itself a sufficient reason for casting our minds back over a period in which, as in no other, linguistic research was an integral part of the encyclopaedia of knowledge, and in which philosophers reflected, and encouraged reflection, upon the semiotic instruments of science and politics.

Origin Of Language Book PDF

Origin Of Language

  • Author : Roy Harris
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1855064383

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Origin Of Language Book Description :

Public debate about language in the English-speaking world during the nineteenth century turned on the issue of how language began. The notion that language was a divine gift to humanity, not shared by lower creatures, was supported by the Biblical accounts of Adam naming the animals and of the Tower of Babel. It was still accepted by leading religious authorities. But this notion was seriously brought into question by the publication of Darwin's theory of evolution. Those who rejected Darwinism ridiculed all attempts to conjure up language out of primitive calls, grunts, and ejaculations. No animals, it was pointed out, had yet achieved communication remotely resembling the use of words. On the other side were those who held that it was possible to account for the birth of language rationally as a function of the development of human communicational needs in society.

On the Origin of Language Book PDF

On the Origin of Language

  • Author : Jacob Grimm
  • Publisher : Brill Archive
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre : Langage et langues
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9004070583

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The Origins and Nature of Language Book PDF

The Origins and Nature of Language

  • Author : Giorgio Fano
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : UOM:39015022277605

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Why We Talk Book PDF

Why We Talk

  • Author : Jean-Louis Dessalles
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-04
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0199276234

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Why We Talk Book Description :

Constant exchange of information is integral to our societies. The author explores how this came into being. Presenting language evolution as a natural history of conversation, he sheds light on the emergence of communication in the hominine congregations, as well as on the human nature.

Language Unveiled Book PDF

Language Unveiled

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1856
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OCLC:56381590

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The Theory of Language Book PDF

The Theory of Language

  • Author : James Beattie
  • Publisher : Hardpress Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1318540984

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The Theory of Language Book Description :

This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!